General Aviation in the UK is being threatened by rapacious developers and councillors who are complacent if not corrupt. Airfields provide large open spaces, employment, training and employment facilities that speculative housing estates do not.
these small airfields are so important for people's recreation and for some people it could be the start of their aviation career, and, airfields like these often attract investors who will keep the airfield. Also local agricultural shows can be held at such venues together with other attraction such as car shows and similar. Multipurpose spaces like these are imperative for UK counties